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by ricky_v
07 Jan 2019 19:54
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Bangladesh News and Discussion
Replies: 2502
Views: 189898

Re: Bangladesh News and Discussion

https://www.bloomberg.com/opinion/articles/2019-01-03/tarnishing-a-developing-world-star Seen from India, the way the election has played out is hugely disappointing. For one, Bangladesh has long been held up here as something of a role model in terms of governance: a country that has, unlike India...
by ricky_v
06 Jan 2019 22:18
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Geopolitics/Geoeconomics Thread- June 2015
Replies: 721
Views: 98122

Re: Geopolitics/Geoeconomics Thread- June 2015

https://henryjacksonsociety.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/HJS-2019-Audit-of-Geopolitical-Capability-Report-web.pdf Essentially,a sort of uk circlejerk with shiny graphs to explain why uk is still the 2nd most powerful nation (and the most powerful butler). Other nations are mentioned as well.
by ricky_v
04 Jan 2019 20:22
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-Canada, Mexico and South America: News and Discussion
Replies: 813
Views: 72197

Re: India-Canada, Mexico and South America: News and Discussion

https://theglobalamericans.org/2018/12/guyana-at-risk-ethnic-politics-oil-venezuelan-opportunism-and-why-it-should-matter-to-washington/ Persaud’s defection set in motion far more than fresh elections and a likely change in government. It is potentially the first shot in a destabilizing fight betwe...
by ricky_v
20 Dec 2018 20:20
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Bangladesh News and Discussion
Replies: 2502
Views: 189898

Re: Bangladesh News and Discussion

I was thinking more on the lines of applying the "Pakistan Solution"to this particular issue; just to mix up the political scene and observe what ensues;more particularly of their faith's virulent strain in their current growth climate. Rakhine has always been a sore spot for the bds, thou...
by ricky_v
19 Dec 2018 22:03
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Bangladesh News and Discussion
Replies: 2502
Views: 189898

Re: Bangladesh News and Discussion

https://asia.nikkei.com/Spotlight/Cover-Story/The-rise-and-rise-of-Bangladesh (Pointless waffle.....) Shameem Ahsan, chairman of IT company eGeneration and a former head of BASIS, sees Bangladesh's tech niche at the cutting edge of IT. "Forty years ago, the garment industry started with a few ...
by ricky_v
11 Dec 2018 09:39
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Geopolitics/Geoeconomics Thread- June 2015
Replies: 721
Views: 98122

Re: Geopolitics/Geoeconomics Thread- June 2015

https://home.isi.org/whose-civilization-which-clash#disqus_thread Huntington did not envision the clash of civilizations as a new Cold War, in which even without direct military confrontation two or more blocs would vie for world supremacy. He was instead skeptical about the American-led West’s own...
by ricky_v
05 Dec 2018 18:58
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: European Union: Positive News
Replies: 272
Views: 33328

Re: European Union: Positive News

https://blogs.spectator.co.uk/2018/12/in-praise-of-the-gilets-jaunes/ At last, a people’s revolt against the tyranny of environmentalism. Paris is burning. Not since 1968 has there been such heat and fury in the streetsThousands of ‘gilets jaunes’ stormed the capital at the weekend to rage against ...
by ricky_v
03 Dec 2018 06:26
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 2246
Views: 196510

Re: Understanding the US - Again

I read revenge of geography and found it pretty good. The tone is mostly neutral with more emphasis on the Mesopotamia complex. Did not read the other one.
by ricky_v
06 Nov 2018 18:31
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala
Replies: 2219
Views: 130779

Re: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala

Do not mean to derail the thread, but can anyone tell what is the long term plan of action, or will the religious come out to battle for their faith, every time sabarimala is opened. The govt and the sc can just wait it out, no? What would happen a year down the line? 5 years? Even if the next govt ...
by ricky_v
05 Nov 2018 12:48
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India - South & North Korea Thread
Replies: 1344
Views: 130108

Re: India - South & North Korea Thread

https://www.ndtv.com/india-news/south-korean-first-lady-in-india-to-be-part-of-deepotsav-in-up-1942790 NEW DELHI: South Korean First Lady Kim Jung-sook arrived in New Delhi on Sunday for a four-day visit during which she will participate in Diwali festivities and ceremony involving a memorial for a...
by ricky_v
19 Oct 2018 20:39
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-Africa News and Discussion
Replies: 438
Views: 42410

Re: India-Africa News and Discussion

https://allafrica.com/stories/201810180178.html An online campaign in Malawi has collected nearly 4,000 signatures against erecting a statue of India’s independence leader Mahatma Gandhi. Pathetic effort so far, but they started somewhere. In the letters, Gandhi referred to African “savages” and “k...
by ricky_v
19 Oct 2018 18:22
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Positive News from the USA
Replies: 3008
Views: 118547

Re: Positive News from the USA

[Warning]Gentlemen, DO NOT TRY THIS AT HOME. https://www.vox.com/identities/2018/10/10/17952388/magic-ritual-spells-self-care-feminism-brett-kavanaugh First, take a candle. Then, pour some salt into your hand. Then, keeping the grains in your palm, take a pen to write out a thank you to Christine Bl...
by ricky_v
11 Oct 2018 22:44
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 2246
Views: 196510

Re: Understanding the US - Again

^^ It all depends on where you stand. There are people caught up in the whole scumbag/ angel mythos and then there are the global Samaritans who are engaged in the lords work of spreading fud in the psychosis addled country. The end goal should be clear though. I believe in the group of people who w...
by ricky_v
03 Oct 2018 10:56
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 2246
Views: 196510

Re: Understanding the US - Again

This tit-for-tat "truism" from both sides just goes to show how deeply riven the us actually is. It does not matter to the opposing camps now on which version is the fact, they both have their own truth. Now is the perfect time for the other nations to ensure that the dagger that is insert...
by ricky_v
01 Oct 2018 17:48
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 2246
Views: 196510

Re: Understanding the US - Again

The learning from this incident should be the movement of our elites who are increasingly acting as an extension of western sensibilities (the 13 regional circuit as it were). The day is not far when the goi appointed personnel are scrutinized in a media forum if not a public one, and declared the s...
by ricky_v
28 Sep 2018 16:22
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-Myanmar news and discussion
Replies: 531
Views: 452898

Re: India-Myanmar news and discussion

https://notesonliberty.com/2018/09/25/china-myanmar-economic-corridor-and-the-limits-of-cheque-book-diplomacy/ On September 9, 2018 Myanmar and China signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) for establishing the China-Myanmar Economic Corridor (CMEC), as part of China’s ambitious Belt and Road In...
by ricky_v
23 Sep 2018 22:02
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Nepal and Bhutan News and discussion
Replies: 1465
Views: 118801

Re: Nepal and Bhutan News and discussion

A bit dated but relevant https://www.business-standard.com/article/pti-stories/nepal-bangladesh-ink-mou-on-hydropower-exchange-118081001337_1.html Nepalese Energy Minister Pun said that the government of Bangladesh is willing to immediately purchase 500 MWs of power from Nepal as part of the MoU. Th...
by ricky_v
15 Sep 2018 21:57
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Geopolitics/Geoeconomics Thread- June 2015
Replies: 721
Views: 98122

Re: Geopolitics/Geoeconomics Thread- June 2015

https://themoscowtimes.com/news/russias-orthodox-church-cuts-ties-with-constantinople-over-ukraine-spat-62896 Russia’s Orthodox Church said on Friday it would no longer participate in structures chaired by the Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople, deepening a row in Orthodox Christianity over ...
by ricky_v
12 Sep 2018 16:41
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Bakistan: Emirate of New-clear Inquilabi States-Bojitiv Newj
Replies: 1638
Views: 133248

Re: Bakistan: Emirate of New-clear Inquilabi States-Bojitiv Newj

Atami takat nashun of bious beepul with ilon bilathels and djinn energie have developed flying dankey horse hybrid to carry khatara train to moon.
by ricky_v
11 Sep 2018 23:09
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Nepal and Bhutan News and discussion
Replies: 1465
Views: 118801

Re: Nepal and Bhutan News and discussion

Going on a tangent, I recently watched a documentary on how dogs were raised to be what they are today and it made me sad..... to realize how much potential resources are just wasted by us. As the saying in english goes, "every man for a job", we follow the path of "jack of all trades...
by ricky_v
11 Sep 2018 19:49
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Nepal and Bhutan News and discussion
Replies: 1465
Views: 118801

Re: Nepal and Bhutan News and discussion

rsingh sir, i actually agree with you, i gave examples of ludicrous places to make the same point. In a great world, india would tell nepal and neighbours to jump and they would only ask by how much, but that is not the case now(or ever). Chetak sir, i have experience of these two faced cretins as t...
by ricky_v
11 Sep 2018 18:54
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Nepal and Bhutan News and discussion
Replies: 1465
Views: 118801

Re: Nepal and Bhutan News and discussion

I am all for treating Nepals decision as one taken in its own interests, but every action has consequences which the nepalis have forgotten because we do not enforce them enough. It is ok if they wish to train with china, mozambique,samoa, we should have no issue with it; but then the molly coddling...
by ricky_v
10 Sep 2018 18:32
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Nepal and Bhutan News and discussion
Replies: 1465
Views: 118801

Re: Nepal and Bhutan News and discussion

https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/defence/nepal-not-to-join-bimstec-military-drill-in-india/articleshow/65733874.cms The Nepal Army has withdrawn from the first BIMSTEC military exercise to be held in India following a political row in the country over the participation in the event, a medi...
by ricky_v
10 Sep 2018 18:31
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017
Replies: 1794
Views: 219580

Re: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017

https://www.republicworld.com/sports-news/cricket-news/virat-kohli-joe-root-commemorate-indias-world-war-1-soldiers-by-wearing-unique-khadi-poppy Virat Kohli and Joe Root were spotted wearing a unique poppy made out of khadi cloth during the fifth Test match at Oval. In a heart-warming gesture, the...
by ricky_v
05 Sep 2018 11:20
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Geopolitics/Geoeconomics Thread- June 2015
Replies: 721
Views: 98122

Re: Geopolitics/Geoeconomics Thread- June 2015

https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2018/10/yuval-noah-harari-technology-tyranny/568330/ Ordinary people may not understand artificial intelligence and biotechnology in any detail, but they can sense that the future is passing them by. In 1938 the common man’s condition in the Soviet Union...
by ricky_v
29 Aug 2018 09:35
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Geopolitics/Geoeconomics Thread- June 2015
Replies: 721
Views: 98122

Re: Geopolitics/Geoeconomics Thread- June 2015

https://www.the-american-interest.com/2018/08/27/huntingtons-legacy/ -francis fukuyama. The world today is not converging around liberal democratic government, as it seemed to be for more than a generation. The Third Wave of democratization that Huntington himself observed progressed in the period ...
by ricky_v
26 Aug 2018 11:21
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Pedophilia/Pederasty/Infidelity Crisis in the Roman Catholic Organization
Replies: 104
Views: 8191

Re: Pedophilia/Pederasty/Infidelity Crisis in the Roman Catholic Organization

https://www.theamericanconservative.com/dreher/vatican-bombshell-mccarrick-conspiracy-uncovered/ Archbishop Carlo Maria Vigano, who served at the papal nuncio (that is, Vatican ambassador) to the United States from 2011-2016, has dropped an atomic bomb on Francis’s papacy, charging that “corruption...
by ricky_v
21 Aug 2018 18:27
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala
Replies: 2219
Views: 130779

Re: Kerala Floods - Aug 2018

https://www.dnaindia.com/india/report-kerala-floods-tharoor-says-he-is-at-un-on-behalf-of-kerala-cm-vijayan-s-office-denies-2652806 In a bizarre twist, Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan’s office denied that Congress MP Shashi Tharoor was an emissary on behalf of the state government to seek help from the ...
by ricky_v
21 Aug 2018 18:20
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 5068
Views: 323439

Re: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2

Speaking of jambudweepa, can anybody point me in the direction of vetted scholars studies on the subject of dvipas and surrounding oceans. Copying from wiki for subtext: According to Matsya, Bhagavata Puranas, the world was divided into 7 dvipas. They are: 1. Jambu dvipa(land of Indian berries), 2. ...
by ricky_v
02 Aug 2018 19:36
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Geopolitics/Geoeconomics Thread- June 2015
Replies: 721
Views: 98122

Re: Geopolitics/Geoeconomics Thread- June 2015

Historic time and present time have a weird parallelism of overlapping existing norms in a different shaped bottle. The case of the self proclaimed successor of the (Western) Roman Empire, the supposed "Pacific Roman Power" the US and the core of the Persian power left today, Iran serve th...
by ricky_v
27 Jul 2018 19:52
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - April 24, 2018
Replies: 2845
Views: 198759

Re: Terroristan - April 24, 2018

https://nation.com.pk/27-Aug-2017/the-rat-children-of-pakistan from the land of the retarded: One prominent case of mistreatment of children is that of artificial microcephaly. A ritual in which a newborn’s head is locked in an iron mask to restrict the growth of skull, this savage act occurs in th...
by ricky_v
22 Jul 2018 16:05
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - April 24, 2018
Replies: 2845
Views: 198759

Re: Terroristan - April 24, 2018

That pakis are indians by descent is hardly an earth shattering news; what will the inbreds come up with next? that water is wet? that earth is round? or that bakris give common abdul a hard on? If they have to resort to start printing such articles to remind the masses of their lineage maybe that t...
by ricky_v
22 Jul 2018 11:15
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: North East & Eastern Himalayan: News & Discussion
Replies: 1079
Views: 114290

Re: North East & Eastern Himalayan: News & Discussion

https://www.thehindu.com/news/national/other-states/details-of-2015-naga-agreement-emerge/article24464239.ece The government has informed a Parliamentary panel that it signed a framework agreement with the National Socialist Council of Nagaland-Isak-Muivah (NSCN-IM) after it agreed on a settlement ...
by ricky_v
18 Jul 2018 18:34
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Geopolitics/Geoeconomics Thread- June 2015
Replies: 721
Views: 98122

Re: Geopolitics/Geoeconomics Thread- June 2015

https://www.thedailybeast.com/how-china-built-an-army-of-influence-agents-in-the-us?ref=home The organization has been around in one form or another since the World War II era. Mao famously referred to the United Front as one of the Communist Party’s “magic weapons .” These days, United Front opera...
by ricky_v
12 Jul 2018 12:41
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Iran News and Discussions
Replies: 3029
Views: 210508

Re: Iran News and Discussions

A few points of contention, I have worked with a few Iranians. They have had 45 yrs of islam, they are fed up with it. Just do some basic research on the increasing resistance to the mullahs in Iran. Trump is determined to overthrow them, if he is elected for a second term, which seems likely then I...
by ricky_v
01 Jul 2018 21:46
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 2246
Views: 196510

Re: Understanding the US- Again

Ha ha, seriously? I thought it was a localized group thingy, with their peoples "illakka" mentality like they are all wont to do ,with flags proclaiming where "free love"is accepted and symbols where the discussion on international cabals are held, they might as well piss over th...
by ricky_v
23 Jun 2018 15:26
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 2246
Views: 196510

Re: Understanding the US- Again

^Ha, can you imagine an average yanqui matched up against an average ruski doing anything more than curling up in surrender when the beating starts. While the yanks were doing gender studies and raging against the world that forbade them to walk the streets in underwear and dildos, the rest of the w...
by ricky_v
22 Jun 2018 13:42
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 2246
Views: 196510

Re: Understanding the US- Again

I have always wondered about the inability of groups inimical to the us to cause mayhem in an already deeply stratified society; this partially answers it,cowardice. All johnny rambos in private lives, and scared teenagers when apprehended by the establishment. Making memes and championing hashtag c...
by ricky_v
21 Jun 2018 23:19
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 2246
Views: 196510

Re: Understanding the US- Again

The border hulla gulla reinforces only one thing about the american populace, i.e that they are phattuu's. All twitter war and no street action make enlightened arm-chair human rights enforcers sissy munnas. What glorious scenes of impotent rage on show, all round shouting matches in well lit design...

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